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Behind The Oprah Winfrey Show, Part 1


Published September 1987


Raw footage of a behind-the-scenes story done by WJZ-TV (Baltimore, Maryland) of the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Please find a scanned copy of the original transcript used for editing here.

00:00:49 Door opens, see empty office with one girl, and Dianne
Cam walks and lands on Dianne alone @ desk, she walks out of frame
00:01:06 Diane walks into room
00:01:11 Turns and walks back out to talk
00:01:19 D walks into room, see me in Bkgr--hit
00:01:36 Dianne from back
Dia: gives article on Ashley ; this is an article on Ashley
00:02:05 O: the engineers down there are flippin out Ou-Dianne
D-- Shot of her from side
00:02:13 D walks out
00:02:22 Ope from side-- Hello Andre
00:02:28 Andre must be getting coffee I must say
00:02:48 CU, Roosevelt over her
00:03:05 Ope puts on lipstick, weird distortion
00:03:27 Ope talk to me on side -cut
00:04:03 Distortion in Mirror, she says, listen, what a group of women, they’re some hot chicks
00:04:19 Hot chicks
He puts make-up on her eye Oc
00:04:27 Andre, don't know if like hair short…… but then again, people don't like mine either, so what the heck
00:04:45 LS, Andre takes off coat she talks about the problem with his hair you don't blow it straight. Ope this lady says to me last night oh my god your hair is very beautiful, but on tv it just looks really big. Oh my god its actually curly. On tv you can't see that you just see its big. I said yea.
00:05:00 CU Andre, Cu of ope from back…. ‘’ I said ya, its a prob. yk. definition
00:05:23 CU Roosevelt
00:05:28 Rack Focus.. to her , she says ‘’and also it reads better if you keep it out of my face---cant use the pix it looks like a mop
00:05:48 CU-- talks gotta lift it up here so it doesn't look like one round face w/ round head.. a bouncing ball
00:06:02 CU’’ looks great today….’’ I know isn’t it something.’’ sigh I know
00:06:12 CU- ‘’suck it in’’ as he puts make up blush
00:06:34 MS both working on her, she is in the mirror discussing the difference, zoom to her
00:06:49 CU Rose, rach focus to her
00:07:02 CU comb in hair, tilt to him curling, pan to her reading her script
00:07:21 Andre comes into frame. Nice sequence then he goes out, focus on her in mirror.
00:07:36 CU hair from back
00:08:08 pull out to MCU of all three she reads while they work
08:08:25 CU of script, then siden to see typing over her shoulder
00:08:43 CU Andre looking, pan down to hair in curling iron
00:08:56 Hey Dianne would you
00:09:09 MS, di come thru door, smiling with papers
00:09:16 So Tracey says men have prejudice don't they
00:09:21 MCU, ope--- don't they think they’re cute.. they say no.. they’re lying cath see zits BPTJ TA: Long with make-up men
00:09:49 MCU D; now ashley is the wildest one, did you read the article no, she’s given up on dating, she dumped glass of wine there’s nothing out there but sleeze buckets, i’ve looked
00:10:31 CU -ope reading, but don't see paper Ope looks up OV-- Diane, stephanie has a boyfriend
00:11:00 CU Dianne , pan to ope who says--- ugly people seem to gravitate to each other di talks, ope continuous, and attractive people seem to gravitate to each other
00:11:29 pan from ope… snobs like snobs, Di, thats right its a law of nature
00:11:40 CU, looking through papers, pull out to di, don’t see op-- now the men
00:11:59 Cu, di, explanations’’ these women don't like to sweat, dont like to shop
00:12:17 CU-- What do you have to offer besides your beauty and traveling doesn't count CU, ope getting cone---lots of instruments
00:12:50 pan to di. he sees superficiality
00:13:00 CU di laugh, MCU--ope in mirror
00:13:18 Michael Young says. .. he can't be hero
00:13:33 All three of these guys are real good looking CU, di
00:13:49 CU, Di Micakel’s rea good, has theories
00:13:56 pan to ope getting worked on good shot , nose make up
CU, ope’’ thank you all, to cam
00:14:13 Debbie , listing
00:14:22 You're late--- cam pans to see marycay--cute scene
00:14:34 CU, deb says that was all a lie
00:14:43 CU- a one and a two and a three she skips
00:14:58 CU- debbie trudges into room
00:15:03- Well Hi,
00:15:04 Ope says if i were you & gonna were kiss i would pull off my slip, graps ope gin and pretends to kiss her. Good morning .. good to see you today, ohh look @ you
00:15: 06 MUC- you can tell were being filmed today we have on new clothes
00:15:11 MCU- showing your slip sister , showing my slip sister, see the slip
00:15:34 3 shot deb, ope, & andre
00:15:50 CU deb listens
00:15:54 2 shot. ope pats debbie, they’re really silly
00:16:08 CU--Ope -- prayer and meditation dont change a a thing, pan to debbie
00:16:16 pan down to ope
00:16:23 CU- Ope laughs and says yes yes
00:16:29 CU-doing ope’s hair pans up to debbie sorta serious
00:16:47 Pans from debbie to ope
00:16:59 You're leaving me like this…. listen .. I am buckwheat… buck wheat’s sister,
00:17:10 You remember buckwheat.. well I am buck wheat’s sister
00:17:29 Every Morning they call em( pan from Deb) me buck wheat’ ina buckwheat ina.. how she be..
00:17:35 2 shot, Being friends with a beautiful women.. well i don't have any friend who are beautiful deb screams , ope laugh
00:17:48 Real nice talking, nice talk, you know we were going to do this,, bye bey bye bye Miss winfrey.. no buck wheat ina , pan from deb to ope-- beb laughs all the way out
00:18:00 Ya it’s a mistake to put us together
00:18:18 CU- Debbie doing the script Oh Tim not on a diet XCU, Debbie reading singing to


Producer WJZ-TV (Television Station: Baltimore, Md.)
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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